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    ‘Rink at the Brink’ gets the thumbs up

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Outdoor skating is on its way to Table Rock.

    The Niagara Parks Commission has approved a plan by the Winter Festival of Lights for the ‘Rink at the Brink,’ putting a 20- by-40-metre sheet of ice next to the Horseshoe Falls.

    Festival of Lights manager Dino Fazio envisions a family attraction similar to the world-famous rink at New York City’s Rockefeller Center.

    “It has been quite a challenge for us this year with this project,” he says. “The timelines have been tight since Day 1.”

    Planning began in February, and Fazio says the “logistics” were overwhelming.

    But once it’s up and running in November, he expects it to become an “iconic” winter attraction for the city.

    New winter tradition: Skate by the falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Outdoor skating near the brink of Niagara Falls could become an “iconic” winter attraction the way it has in New York City’s Central Park and Rockefeller Center, says Winter Festival of Lights manager Dino Fazio.

    The festival is firming up arrangements for the Rink at the Brink, an outdoor skating rink near Table Rock House right next to the Horseshoe Falls.

    “It’s for real. We’re still working on dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s. We just have a few things that have to be finalized,” Fazio said Wednesday.

    His organization expects to formally announce the rink project in late September.

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